From Victim to Victor: Triumph Over Domestic Violence

Charu Mehrotra
3 min readApr 26, 2024

Overcoming Domestic Violence: Mariana’s Triumph

Womenlines proudly presents the talk show ‘Let’s Erase Domestic Violence’, a platform aimed at shedding light on various strategies to combat domestic violence globally. At Womenlines, we firmly believe in the innate strength and capabilities of women to overcome challenges and achieve their dreams. Unfortunately, many women are unaware of their potential, and our talk show seeks to reach out to those facing domestic violence, offering support and guidance to break free from abusive situations.

Our guest this time, Mariana Alvarez from the USA, originally from Brazil, embodies the spirit of resilience and empowerment. She has not only overcome the darkness of domestic violence but has also emerged as a beacon of hope and success in her professional life. Mariana is the CEO of Controller Works, an outsourced accounting firm, where she not only manages financial accounts but also nurtures a culture of empowerment and growth.

Mariana’s journey from victim to victor is a testament to her unwavering faith, resilience, and determination to make a positive impact on others’ lives. Through our talk show, she graciously shares her transformative journey, inspiring countless others to break free from the shackles of domestic violence and pursue their dreams with renewed vigor.

Mariana’s Story: From Victim to Victor

Mariana Alvarez’s journey of triumph over domestic violence is a saga of courage and resilience. Her story begins in the bustling streets of Brazil, where she grew up dreaming of a bright future filled with opportunities.

However, life took an unexpected turn when she found herself in an abusive relationship upon moving to the USA.

The initial days were fraught with fear and uncertainty, as Mariana grappled with the harsh realities of domestic violence. The mental and emotional toll was immense, but deep within her, Mariana harboured a glimmer of hope and an unyielding spirit.

With the support of friends, family, and organizations dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence, Mariana took the brave step of breaking free from her abuser. It was not an easy journey, filled with legal battles, emotional healing, and rebuilding her life from scratch. However, Mariana’s determination never wavered.

Armed with newfound strength and resilience, Mariana embarked on a mission to empower others facing similar challenges. She immersed herself in her work, climbing the corporate ladder and eventually establishing herself as a leader in the financial sector.

As the CEO of Controller Works, Mariana not only manages financial accounts but also fosters a supportive and inclusive work environment. Her journey from victim to victor serves as an inspiration to her colleagues and clients alike, showcasing the power of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity.

Empowering Others: Mariana’s Mission

Today, Mariana Alvarez stands tall as a symbol of empowerment and resilience. Through her personal journey, she has learned valuable lessons about self-worth, courage, and the importance of reaching out for help. Mariana’s message to women facing domestic violence is one of hope and empowerment.

She encourages survivors to believe in their inner strength, seek support from trusted individuals and organizations, and never lose sight of their dreams. Mariana’s commitment to erasing domestic violence goes beyond her personal experience; it is a mission to create a world where every woman feels empowered and safe.

As we conclude this episode of ‘Let’s Erase Domestic Violence’, Mariana’s story serves as a reminder that with resilience, faith, and a supportive community, overcoming challenges is not just possible but transformative. We invite you to join us in this mission of empowerment and support, as together, we work towards a future free from domestic violence.

Mariana Alvarez’s journey is not just a story; it is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of resilience in transforming lives. Let her journey inspire us all to stand up against domestic violence and create a world where every woman can thrive and succeed.

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Originally published at on April 26, 2024.



Charu Mehrotra

Founder e-Magazine Womenlines, Entrepreneur,Unshakable Optimist. Subscribe